Candidate profile


This role is a key member of the council’s leadership group, and candidates must have commensurate experience, insight, professional credibility and a firm grasp of working within a complex and fast-moving environment.

We want to hear from exceptional, proven HR & OD leaders, who can design, advocate and deliver the highest calibre of HR and OD strategies. Local government experience will be a definite advantage; however, candidates from alternative professional settings are encouraged, as long as they can demonstrate a track record of managing high levels of complexity, working at scale – and learning quickly. Good political awareness is also very important, as you’ll be providing regular information and advice to elected members and cabinet.

It’s a really exciting place to be, at an exciting time. The senior management group are highly able, motivated professionals with a clear sense of purpose, and candidates need to be able to meet this high benchmark from day one. Resilient, adaptable, and totally focused on helping the organisation achieve its goals, it’s nevertheless vital that you bring empathy and simple respect for colleagues who are dedicated to serving our community, and are experiencing unprecedented levels of change.

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This role will advise senior elected members and colleagues on a daily basis, so you must be able to show that you can operate effectively at the highest levels.